Amazon is set to take viewers back to Middle Earth.
Amazon has acquired the global television rights to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. As part of the deal, Amazon Studios has made a multi-season commitment to produce the streaming series along with the
"The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen," said
Though full details have not been revealed yet, the upcoming Amazon Original Series will be set in Middle Earth and will explore new storylines that take place before J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. Likewise, the deal also includes the potential for additional spin-off shows.
"We are delighted that
A release date for the new Lord of the Rings series has not been announced, but the show will debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $99 per year or $11 per month. Likewise, Prime Instant Video is available as a standalone service for $9 per month.